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    Hey everyone,

    I am an international student and got accepted into post-graduate course, I am wondering which accodomation is popular :confused: ?

    I like the new hall and it seems to have self-catered accodomation, is international students eligible to apply for it?

    What's your opinion on Nixon Court or Opal Court?

    Your help would be greatly appreciated !

    Thanks guys.
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    yes, international students can apply to new hall self catered, I know someone who did and got in

    the plus of New hall is the rooms are very nice, it's away from the city, it's not too noisy and it's just nice to get away from the town centre - you can get a bus pass
    the pros of Nixon and Opal are (Opal has veyr nice rooms too) they are close to uni, you can fall out of bed and be there. Negatives are that Nixon in particular is quite noisy from trains, I assume Opal is too, since it's near there. However, it's only really a problem if you're on the side facing the train tracks and have your window open.
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    Thanks kaisersalsek for your reply.

    Does anyone outhere have pictures of Opal Court's room? I can't find it anywhere on the net. I saw someone post the pics of New Hall in another tread, I must admit it looks very good!
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    http://www.accommodationforstudents....00352251AM.jpg

    Does not look quite like that, one less book case but you get the drift!
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    Thanks becky. I managed to find more pictures on www.opalstudents.com website.
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    wow, people said it looked like new hall but I didn't realise new hall is pretty much an exact replica of opal!
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    hi can someone tell me how much self catered en suite at new hall costs?thanks alot
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    £3666.39 for 39 weeks
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    ok thanks!
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    (Original post by a5d)
    £3666.39 for 39 weeks
    Think Opal court is 42 weeks and £78 per week.
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    I got a question: are 'pots and pans' provided in self-catered (Oadby) sites or do we have to bring/buy our own or what? Does everyone share one set?
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    (Original post by MrGuillotine)
    I got a question: are 'pots and pans' provided in self-catered (Oadby) sites or do we have to bring/buy our own or what? Does everyone share one set?
    Okay I got this from the "Accomodation handbook 07/08", page 12:

    "What is provided in accomodation?

    Kitchens
    (Self-Catered Rooms only)

    Kitchens will also vary in size but each will have:
    * Cooker with hob, oven and grill (not Opal Court Studios)
    * Kettle
    * Set of saucepans (not Opal Court)
    * Iron and ironing board
    * Refrigerator
    * Microwave
    * Vacuum cleaner

    What you need to bring

    * Some food for the first day at least (self catered accomodation)
    * Crockery and cutlery
    * Cooking utensils (self-catered accomodation)
    [...]"
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    Opal and most private halls do not provide cooking utensils. One hall I lived in did not have a toaster....
    However do you really want to share/re-use pots and pans then other students have? i would not be parted from my Tefal frying pan for the world.
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    (Original post by a5d)
    Okay I got this from the "Accomodation handbook 07/08", page 12:

    "What is provided in accomodation?

    Kitchens
    (Self-Catered Rooms only)

    Kitchens will also vary in size but each will have:
    * Cooker with hob, oven and grill (not Opal Court Studios)
    * Kettle
    * Set of saucepans (not Opal Court)
    * Iron and ironing board
    * Refrigerator
    * Microwave
    * Vacuum cleaner

    What you need to bring

    * Some food for the first day at least (self catered accomodation)
    * Crockery and cutlery
    * Cooking utensils (self-catered accomodation)
    [...]"

    Wot stuff do they give u in catered accomodation. And what stuff do u need to bring.

    cos catered people only get breakfast and dinner i think.
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    Well if you get breakfast and dinner... only leaves lunch.
    Bring a few pots n pans as you need to make stuff at weekend.
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    what you need to bring:

    Well unless it is not mentioned in brackets that the item's only provided in self-catered accomodation, then it means its not necessary or it will be provided in catered accomodation. (i.e. cooking utensils)

    other things listed under 'you will need to bring':

    * duvet, pillows, duvet cover, sheets and pillowcases (except ensuite CATERED rooms)
    * towels, toiletries and dressing gown
    * some items to personalise your room (posters, photographs)
    * desk lamp
    * strong cycle lock if you bring your bike
    * tv licence if u bring your tv
    * cash or cheque to pay £30 key deposit


    you can find more info on here

    and what to take to university
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    Though if you are in Catered en suite, bring your own Duvet, pillows etc anyway, they are much nicer than the provided ones.

    Handy tip, use the provided duvet as a mattress enhancer, put it on top of the mattress, and below the sheet and your uncomfortable bed is transformed into a luxuriously soft wonderbed (well almost)
 
 
 
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